Effects of motorcycle engines on iPhone


Apple recently issued a warning about the harmful effects of motorcycle engines on their iPhone warriors. Apple published a new support post that reads: “The OIS and closed-loop AF systems in the iPhone are designed for durability. However, as is the case with many consumer electronics that include systems like OIS, long-term direct exposure to high- vibrations within certain frequency ranges may degrade the performance of these systems and lead to reduced image quality for photos and videos. It is recommended to avoid exposing your iPhone to extended high-amplitude vibrations.” The summary is that the iPhone’s camera quality can be affected by vibrations from the motorcycle’s engine.

Apple thinks that the camera may be damaged by the autofocus system and the closed-loop optical imaging (OIS) may be damaged. OIS is an optical image stabilization technology that helps to keep the captured image intact without any shake. This technology was first used by Apple in the 2014 iPhone 6 Plus. Therefore, when exposed to the frequency of vibration of the motor many times, OIS will work poorly and be at risk of being damaged.

To prevent this from happening, iPhone users are advised to use a shock absorber mount when the user is in possession of a motorcycle or two-wheeler vehicle.

Some iPhone users may be affected by this message because they are using mechanical engines and do not have the conditions to pay much attention to it. Not only motorcycle engines can affect the iPhone, but all devices with strong vibrations can affect it. Phone users should heed this warning even though they may be using other phone devices.